Tag: raw

Soak Your Almonds, People!

Soak Your Almonds, People!

I feel like there are two kinds of people: Those who can’t stop eating nuts once they’ve started, and those who could take ‘em or leave ‘em. I’m totally a take ‘em or leave ‘em kind of girl, and the whole ‘have a couple handfuls […]

Protein Bars

Two main things you guys keep asking me for are: Some easy, on-the-go, high protein snacks To share the kind of protein powder Ashton and I use

5-Minute Zesty Balsamic Hummus

We don’t have store bought salad dressings or dips in our house. I can’t remember the last time I dipped anything in ranch. I usually subject myself to plain, raw veggies at lunch for a couple of days before my body is like, “Screw that!” and I grab some chips to go along with my turkey sandwich.

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Mini Blueberry Cashew Cheesecakes

Mini Blueberry Cashew Cheesecakes

After reading the title, I know that some of you are probably thinking, “Uhhh. I don’t know about these. I don’t know how much cashews can really taste like cheesecake…” You’d be surprised. I’ve made these bad boys for about a dozen people now, asking […]

Vanilla Coconut Cashew Ice Cream

Vanilla Coconut Cashew Ice Cream

So I’m just going to be totally honest here, this doesn’t taste exactly the same as real ice cream, but it’s definitely really good. It settles that intense, ice cream-craving demon inside you and goes nicely on warm pies, brownies, even cookies. Plus, it’s a […]

Citrus Juice with Carrots & Sweet Potatoes

Citrus Juice with Carrots & Sweet Potatoes

I’m not a big juice person. Even when I was younger and my mom would make that canned OJ from concentrate that everyone loved so much, I would always pass. I’d rather get my extra dose of sugar from more dessert than a glass of juice.

This turned out to be a blessing of sorts. As I got older, I started to understand how bad most juices can be for you, especially the ones from concentrate. Store-bought juices have an average of 6 teaspoons of sugar in a standard cup serving, and most of those teaspoons aren’t from the natural sugars of fruits and veggies, they’re from unnatural, processed sugar that the companies have added.

But like anything, there are exceptions: find a more natural juice at the store, or make your own juice at home. The cold-pressed juice trend is huge right now, and juice cleanse programs are easy to come by. Although I don’t think I could ever hold up on a three-day juice cleanse without turning into a total monster, I do like the odd, fresh-made fruit and veggie juice.

This juice is one of my favorites to make at home because it contains just as many vegetables as fruits. I have trouble drinking juices that taste like green plants and dirt, and since these kinds are typically the ones that contain a lot of vegetables, I have to work hard to find and create juices with a good balance of fruits and veggies that also taste good to me.

This juice is high in vitamin C from the carrots, the antioxidant beta carotene, which gets converted into vitamin A, from the carrots and sweet potatoes, vitamin K from the cucumbers, as well as a whole list of other vitamins and minerals.

If you’re kind of like me and don’t really care for juice but want to get some extra healthy fruits and veggies in your life, give this a try!

Cheers!!

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Citrus Juice

: 1 - 8oz serving
: 5 min
: 5 min
: super easy

NUTRITION FACTS: Calories: 70 Total Fat: 0.35g Total Carbohydrates: 22g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugar: 15g Protein: 2g

Ingredients
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/8 lemon, peeled
  • 1 inch piece ginger
Directions
  • Step 1 Pass all ingredients, one at a time, through a juicer.
  • Step 2 Stir to combine all flavors and serve.